2016 Round UP

Hello my lovelies, hope you’re all well and had a fab Christmas! I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and do a post reflecting back on my 2016.

Midway through the year I went completely MIA in the blogging community, I lost my passion and just wasn’t happy with a single thing I wrote so firstly, sorry for being a crappy blogger.

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My year has been a bit of a rollercoaster, it has contained the saddest moments of my life but also some of the happiest moments. Unfortunately, 2016 was the year that death and all his friends came (as you’re probably all aware) but for me it wasn’t just celebrities as I lost 3 close family members in the space of 12 months. This was extremely difficult to deal with as I hadn’t lost anyone close to me before and wasn’t really sure how to process it, just when I thought I had dealt with it 4 days before Christmas my Auntie Bar died so I’m really just starting again but will get there.

This year for me was all about my family, it was about spending time with my mum, step dad, brothers and nephews and strengthening the close bond we already had. We went on new adventures, watched my nephews grow from babies into little boys, shared lots of cuddles over sad and happy moments, burst with my pride at my brother’s success with his job and held each other up through the harder times.

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I also met a lovely man named Zach who gave me back my faith in love. At the start of the year I was struggling with going through a break up from the man I truly believed would be the only man I would ever love. Fast forward to July, 8 months after the split, at a work party I wasn’t even going to go to Zach came up to me as I was sat on a step and began a conversation. I’m afraid the story of how we met isn’t too cute though: he came up to me, I wondered why he was talking to me but politely chatted, he then came and found me later at the bar where I was feeling rather ill and just walked away from him. I felt so bad for walking away that I sent him a message on Facebook and apologised where he asked to take me on a date, I agreed but was really going as a ‘pity date’, turns out he’s actually kinda great and within a month we were ‘official’. We’re currently 5 months in and it’s safe to say that I did fall in love with another man, even if he is a slightly annoying man-child.

Through Zach I also met my bestie, his flat mate Caroline, who can only be described as being my ‘person’. We cuddle on the sofa watching Grey’s Anatomy whilst Zach is out or doing his own thing, we bring each other tea in the morning and constantly lift each other up. To be honest, I think Caroline might actually be the one I’m in a relationship with and Zach just brings the dick…

Towards the end of this year I was told I would be getting made redundant and to be honest, I’m so bloody glad this happened. I was miserable at my job and am only glad I was there as long as I was because I met Zach. It made me think about what made me happy and for the short term that was definitely going back to my old job at Next, which isn’t exactly glamorous but I’m damn good at it and the job and the people make me happy so for now I’m sticking with it.

All in all, this year has been pretty crazy and I’ve both loved and hated it at the same time. I’ve created a lot of new memories and learnt a lot of self-love which I will be taking forward into 2017 with me. I for one am looking forward to the new adventures waiting for me in 2017 and I hope you are too.

Until next time, I’m back off down the rabbit hole.

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